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When it comes to choosing a beard cut for your upcoming appointment at Neighborhood Cut & Shave in NYC, face shape plays an important role. See which beard cuts work for different types of face shapes. 

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An Oval-Shaped Face

Oval-shaped faces are slightly longer than they are wide, similar to the shape of an egg. This versatile face shape means that there are a variety of beard cuts that will perfectly fit your face shape — which might make it even harder to choose which style you want to try! Try a full beard, anchor, or long stubble beard.

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A Round-Shaped Face

On round-shaped faces, the forehead and chin are around the same size. This means that instead of focusing on your cheeks — and rounding out your face even more — you want to find beard cuts that accentuate or highlight your chin. Opt for a triangular-shaped beard or a beard that’s shorter on the cheeks and becomes longer towards the chin. Looking to go bolder than that? Try a goatee chin strap!

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A Triangular-Shaped Face

On a triangular face shape, the widest part of the face is at the jaw with the face narrowing at the forehead. This leaves triangular-shaped faces with a defined, angular jaw.  That means that beard cuts such as a balbo, goatee, or a chin strap with a mustache move the focus away from those sharp jawlines and create a good balance on the face. 

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A Square-Shaped Face

Like with a square, a square-shaped face has a forehead, cheekbones, and jawlines that are the same width but with a more pronounced jawline. So what beard cut pairs well with the face shape? Opt against a full beard and instead try a balbo, goatee with a mustache, circle beard, or a chin strap to bring the focus to your jaw and complement your cheekbones and forehead.

Book an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for high-end barber shops in NYC, find your neighborhood with Neighborhood Cut & Shave in NYC. With two locations in NYC, our mission is to provide each client with a superior barber shop experience. Book an appointment and work with our team to find the right beard cut for your face!